In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.
If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!
30-Aug-2016 - The UK government’s Environmental Audit Committee has called for a ban in the use of microbeads in cosmetics, which it recommends the country implements even if the EU avoids doing...
23-Aug-2016 - In this guest article, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) outlines what the Brexit vote means for the UK cosmetics industry and how companies should be responding.
23-Aug-2016 - Christian Louboutin has won a lawsuit against four Russian companies for selling imitation Louboutin fragrances, granting the French company injunctive relief to prevent the rivals selling the products in question.
16-Aug-2016 - In the most recent round of transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) discussions, cosmetics and chemicals were considered.
10-Aug-2016 - The ingredient and fragrance maker announced yesterday that its fruit and seed sourcing in the region has been certified by the Union for Ethical BioTrade.
05-Aug-2016 - As the apparently unstoppable rise of the naturals trend continues, an industry non-profit association, NATRUE, has spoken out against the lack of formal regulatory definition for the term.
27-Jul-2016 - A new study by Greenpeace suggests that most of the world’s cosmetics players are failing to meet the organisation’s environmental standards because of different interpretations of microbeads.
26-Jul-2016 - The European Commission has confirmed an amendment to the list of accepted ultraviolet (UV) filters will now include nano-sized titanium dioxide.
21-Jul-2016 - More money, more problems as the saying goes. Which seems to be ringing true for the family behind the L’Oréal empire of late.
06-Jul-2016 - Halal is becoming big business for the beauty industry globally, and particularly in Asia: a central focus for this week’s in-cosmetics Korea event, we take a closer look at the...
24-Jun-2016 - According to researchers at the University of Lancaster, lessons from the field of medicine could help provide clearer answers to concerns around chemical safety, particularly in the case of the...
22-Jun-2016 - Following the publication of research by an audit body, the UK government now says it backs a ban on microbeads in the country.
07-Jun-2016 - Europe has fallen behind places like Australia, Canada and the US when it comes to action to ban microbeads, but a UK government research papers aims to speed up the...
02-Jun-2016 - China looks set to ban the sale of repackaged cosmetics, according to industry commentators, a move which will shut down the widespread practice of repackaging and remarketing products in the...
26-May-2016 - Banjara’s, a herbal skin care brand in India, has launched a marketing campaign that makes a point of rejecting the traditional focus on skin lightening, a trend which dominates across...
25-May-2016 - Next month will see the annual RSPO European Roundtable and give manufacturers and suppliers a chance to find out how the move towards sustainable palm oil is progressing.
24-May-2016 - The annual Natrue Assembly will take place in Berlin next month, gathering industry professional from the organic and natural beauty sector.
19-May-2016 - Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer...
18-May-2016 - For three days in June the WPC will convene in Miami Beach with a focus on sustainability and a full program of presentations, education, networking opportunities, and dozens of exhibiting...
18-May-2016 - Denmark is adding to pressure on the European Parliament to take decisive action over the outlawing of microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products sold in the EU.
12-May-2016 - The European Commission has announced that a maximum concentration of 1.0 per cent of the preservative, Phenoxyethanol is safe for use in cosmetics.
11-May-2016 - Johnson & Johnson is facing pressure in India after losing two recent high-profile lawsuits in the US from women who blame its talcum products for their development of ovarian cancer.
10-May-2016 - Animal rights group Cruelty Free International has published a guide aiming to help cosmetics and personal care companies comply with REACH regulations on animal-free testing.
10-May-2016 - After a deliberation process that has lasted many years, the European Commission has given its approval for nano-sized zinc oxide to be used in sunscreens.
04-May-2016 - This week the consumer packaged goods company was order to pay millions to yet another woman who developed ovarian cancer following use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products.